|Forum topic by TidewaterSkiffs||posted 12-29-2015 12:13 AM||485 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-29-2015 12:13 AM
Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and wanted to say hello....... and ask a few questions. A friend of mine recommended LumberJocks as a great place to ask about hand planes.
I build wooden fishing skiffs as a hobby. They are “Earle Brockway” copies. Earle was a local legend from the Old Saybrook area of Ct. He built thousands of boats for local shell fisherman, and recreation use. They are pretty simple to build as far as the construction methods used, and require a minimum amount of tools.
I do not like running the 4X4” stem posts across my portable table saw in order to cut the side panel angles. The last couple that I cut were a little scary due to the heavy wood, and a small lightweight table saw.
I have been thinking that a #5 Jack plane and a block plane would be just the ticket. I could make the rough stem post cuts with a hand rip saw, and finish it off with a hand plane. A block plane would come in handy with cleaning up glue joints.
Do any of you guys sell hand planes?
The planes offered by Lie Nielson, Veritas, and Woodriver are all very nice, but my finances will not allow the cost for a couple planes at this time.
If any of you have any for sale, please message me. I can pay through PayPal instantly. Please keep in mind that I am not rich. I just need a good #5, and a block plane that are ready to make shavings.
My second question is sharpening. What methods do you all prefer? My sharpening experience is pretty basic.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
-- No such thing as a ugly wooden boat